How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by Alkettory » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:39 pm

I have quite a few of the 20L RUBs:

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/u ... 0litre.php

I like them because I can mix and match inserts as needed, depending on what pieces I'm storing:

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/u ... arge06.php

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/u ... arge16.php

Or they can be used with a single insert, or no inserts to store larger pieces.

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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by nielsene » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:14 pm

I think I'm about to start a fairly massive re-arrangement of my storage.

Current situation:
All Resin in 10 large flat file drawers.
DoD stored back int its original cardboard box by encounter on bookshelves
Castle/city builder overflowing on bookshelves and boxes in various other rooms.
Most KS1&2 stored back in their cardboard boxes and stashed further away as I use DoD or resin more for those.

I recently got some Really Useful Boxes, primarily to bring builds to Cons. But now that I've used them I've seen how good a product they are, so I am contemplating reshuffling the DoD into them at least. And if that goes well, probably contining to CBS and KS1/2. Castle I think are bulky enough/large enough to stay on bookshelves.

Can people recommend what size RUB's work best?
I have 4 4Ls, 1 9L, and 1 19L. The 4Ls were bought since they are a near perfect size for bringing a single encounter worth of terrain. The 9L was a "just in case I need something larger" and I thought might be useful for a stack of flip mats. The 9L ended up efficiently holding all the maps I needed, but hard to find the one I wanted. I bought the 19L today to try maps again stored vertically in their paper sleeve with a visible label.

The 4Ls still seem nice for long term/organizerd storage since its one layer of pieces. But the 9Ls might be more space efficient/not needing multiple boxes of the same thing.

I had wanted to keep the DoD by encounters as I plan to run it a couple more times soonish, but that's getting in the way of other builds. So splitting to piece type seems like a win. Once I make a nice set of pick-lists to make it easy to re-capitulate an encounter... I don't feel either store graphics or the cardboard boxes, or the build guides do a great job for the pick list purpose. The store part break out is probably closest, but doesn't look great to print. Has anyone made their own picklist sheets?

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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by GODofwar » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:33 pm

Above boxes are or are almost identical to boxes in plastic rolling rack you can get at Container STore. 12 of them in a set of racks. I have four sets to store terrain, some vegetation (like vines and hedges) and two for small construfcted items. They are near the Fly Tables and enable fast builds; pull' 'em out, place, replace. Ijust leave the drawer pulled part way out so I can quickly find the drawers used when I tear a build down.


https://www.michaels.com/iris-black-6-c ... lsrc=aw.ds
Link is to a half-set. Mine are white and you can combine 2 vertically.

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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by Vegomatic » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:44 pm

Vegomatic wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Last summer I bought a five pack of Creative Options Project Boxes from Costco for 19.99. They don't have any at my local store right now, but keep a watch for them.

At Costco.jpg

I only started using them recently. They are just slightly smaller then a 7 Liter Really Useful Box (14 inches x 14 inches x 3.5 inches), but they will hold a terrain tray with a build on it.

Closed Box.jpg
In Box.jpg
Out of Box.jpg

They stack well and are easy to handle.

I don't see the five pack, nor the colored boxes, on the manufacturer website. Hopefully Costco will get them again next year.

They may be available from other sources... I have not checked. Just wanted to share.
My Costco has these in stock again!!!! Same price. $19.99 for a five pack!

edit: added link to previous post so photos are visible.
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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by GODofwar » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:25 pm

First...

there is no one answer. IT depends on how large your group is, now often you meet, and what style games you run.

That said, here's my system, with brief comments on why. Keep in mind that while I am at best a Minor Whale, I have quite a bit of not only DwF but other building materials.

1-Al DwF (and other systems) are categorized as:
o-"Terrain" - (any natural terrain features EXCEPT Woodlands sets)

o-Castles (aboveground, fortified structures NOT including CBS castle Walls);
o- CBS (aboveground, ordinary buildings and CBS castle walls);
o-Sewers or similar (underground, any service tunnelling to support aboveground structures or a higher level of dungeon);
o-Dungeons (underground and built by intelligent races);
o-Caverns (underground, almost entirely in its natural cave state);

All organization procees on this basis, with storage left to right / Top to bottom in the order shown.
Terrain is actually stored separately from DwF and other buildings so in practice it has its own section.

2-Within each category, I store things in the order that makes the most efficient packing for that type of storage (flat file / rolling rack/ Building Wall plastic containers). However, each category has Post It labels in its own color. One color corresponds to each category. The main collection of each category is in a Flat File or Rolling Rack in one spot in my KZ, very close to the Fly Tables. This enables me to see the Category I need immediately, and to find the accessories for that category (like Den of Evil for Dungeons) by color.

3-Each label specifies what type of piece is behind it in Flat Files or Rolling Rack. For drawers, each label lists contents from front to back.

More later...

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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by AnimeSensei » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:32 pm

Very nice gaming room!
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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by Runeweaver » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:36 am

I really like your gaming room! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by kitenerd » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:14 pm

ConspiracyOfOne wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:31 am
may i ask how wide the room is relative to the table? (i am preparing to build a game room in a VERY narrow space and i am VERY worried) - i'm gonna guess 12' wide room with a 40" wide table...
This portion of the room is about 13', maybe a couple inches bigger. The table is 8' by 42". I originally just bought two of the cabinets to put under the windows, but then I realized the room looked uneven and I had plenty of room on the other side.
That is a nice game room and it looks like you can use it for other things without it screaming game room.
When I went house shopping two years ago, one of my criteria was a gaming space. This is actually a lower level family room, but we have no use for what is essentially a second living room. So we put a dining table in and the room can serve several functions. Not pictured in a bar area I'd like to redo as a little kitchenette. The table is also a bar height, which works well with miniatures because you don't have to stoop over.
Fantastic! - kitchenette is essential to a game room (and the word kitchenette always makes me sing the English Beat) - i have room for that i just lack width - my space will be 9' wide by 25' long - so definitely no cabinets on the side ;) I am thinking it just might work... - my original plan was for 14' wide room but that ends up adding nearly 20K to the project (lot line, offset issue and redrawing property lines...) so that is pretty much out :(

love your room and the cabinets make it!
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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by zenako » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:13 pm

I know when we looked at our house a long time ago, we definitely took into account locations for gaming. We too had it in our downstairs living room near a fireplace. But that ended up being too small as the years went by so we put an addition on the house and made the entire ground floor the new game room. However it is very much a gaming den and looks nothing like the room above.

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Re: How do you group / organize your DOD pieces

Post by unclebilly » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:43 am

ConspiracyOfOne wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:46 am
and my game room overall:
gameroom.jpg
Nice game room.

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